I wish I understood what was really happening here in the United States. I’ve tried to sit back and not judge - but just read and listen and really try and understand what is going on. I’ve tried – I really have.
I’m a woman who is going to turn 60 years old this year, and I’m also a Lesbian. What I’ve come to understand is that my life is under attack from my government and from the factions of religion who believe they own the toll booth on the highway to heaven.
I understood that the fight for equal treatment as a homosexual would be ongoing my entire life – When I say I understood that doesn’t mean I understand – it just means I understood that people are ignorant and bigoted about things they do not understand or will not accept, or believe are against the will of this loving God they hide behind.
I have nothing against organized religion – it is after all protected by the Constitution. The thing I believe that is forgotten by the religious is that those who choose to not have their lives run by any religion are also protected by the Constitution. It’s not a winner-take-all sort of thing. The Founders gave us the freedom to choose, and because some choose one religion and some choose another and some choose none – the Founders were also clear to keep religion out of government. That however has gone awry with the current group of Evangelical Christians who believe they know the answer for each and every American. This Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Speech that they tout as their right to force their beliefs on the rest of us was supposed to protect those of us who obviously are the sinners from these religious zealots, and from having to follow their religious views. Am I the only one who sees the danger and the ignorance and the arrogance in all of this?
My questions are these: Why do they get to make the laws and how do we stop them?
And then there is this whole “War on Women” thing… I cannot believe that I honestly have to march and make placards and write my senators and make phone calls and write blogs about how women are once again taking one for the team – so to speak.
Women who have sex are called sluts – and the men who have sex with them are called a ladies man or a stud. Are they not just as promiscuous as the women? Should we not be making them out to be lower than the scum in the pond? Should we not be calling them male sluts and male prostitutes? No, we just give them more drugs to keep the penis working properly.
Women take birth control to prevent pregnancy and this is not to be covered by insurance. Men used Viagra to keep their penis erect to have sex with women which is the reason women get pregnant - and yet – Viagra is covered by Insurance. In what world does this make any sense? Oh yes – In the Christian – man world.
Abortion – In my mind this is just so simple. If you don’t believe in abortion and you don’t want to have one – don’t. Men or women don’t have the right to tell any woman what she can and can’t do with her body. Ask any woman who has had an abortion how she feels about her decision and I can almost guarantee you that there will be a look in her eyes that will tell you all you need to know.
There are so many things in this Country that we really need to be talking about, writing about, marching about, calling our Senators about, and yelling about. Jobs, the economy, these useless wars, our infrastructure, the homeless, Americans going to bed hungry, the loss of our personal freedoms to name a few. Important, life-saving things are what we should be hearing from our Presidential candidates.
It shouldn’t just be the women taking one for the team, especially when women aren’t even allowed to play on the team. Just sayin…